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: Children's Television: Father and the Lion

by Rex Tucker.
Olive Shapley tells a story.


Writer: Rex Tucker
Storyteller: Olive Shapley

: Children's Television: The Twelfth Brother

A play by P.D. Cummins.

(Previously televised on March 23)
(Joseph O'Conor is appearing in 'The Young Elizabeth' at the Criterion Theatre, London)
(to 18.00)


Writer: P.D. Cummins
Music Composer: James Hartley
Settings: Lawrence Broadhouse
Production: Dorothea Brooking
Pharaoh: Alan Wheatley
His butler: Herbert Smith
A magician: Donald Masters
Jacob: Norman MacOwan
His sons - Joseph: Joseph O'Conor
His sons - Judah: John Le Mesurier
His sons - Reuben: Desmond Llewelyn
His sons - Simeon: Robin Cull
His sons - Benjamin: Sean Barrett
Joseph's steward: Leslie Dunn
A slave: Richard Wade
A guard: Alan John

: The Week's Newsreels

A repeat showing of last week's newsreels at the following times:
Monday's edition, 7.15 app.
Tuesday's edition, 7.28 app.
Wednesday's edition, 7.41 app.
Thursday's edition, 7.54 app.
Friday's edition, 8.7 app.

: Peter Lind Hayes and Mary Healy

The American radio, recording, and television stars.
Introduced by Jack Jackson.
(Peter Lind Hayes and Mary Healy are appearing at the London Palladium)


Presenter: Jack Jackson
Entertainer: Peter Lind Hayes
Entertainer: Mary Healy

: Godfrey Winn


Performer: Godfrey Winn

: The Nantucket Legend

by George Lefferts.
[Starring] Herbert Lomas with Robert Ayres and Sally Rogers

The action takes place in New England, on Nantucket Island and in Boston.
(Second performance: Thursday at 8.45)
(Lionel Hale writes on page 41)


Author: George Lefferts
Producer: Harold Clayton
Settings: Richard Wilmot
Narrator: Charles Richardson
Jeremy Throgg: Herbert Lomas
Miz Minnie Clem: Lucy Griffith
Yerian Hepney: Fred Johnson
Banker Burrill: Maurice Ellinger
Miz Heep: Natalie Lynn
Doc Bloggs: Robert Ayres
Cindy Abbott: Yvonne Prestige
Mildred Abbott: Sally Rogers
Sheriff Bindle: Alan Robinson
Parson Snicket: John Kelly
Reporter: Bennett O'Loghlen

: The Epilogue: The Last Candle

The true story of a Borneo village boy and his triumphant struggle to build a Christian Church and community during the adversities of the second World War.
(A film made for the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel)

About this project

This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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